Luiz to leave Arsenal this summer despite Arteta’s ‘desperate’ plea

Joe Williams
David Luiz Mikel Arteta Arsenal

David Luiz will leave Arsenal this summer after it was revealed his contract was only for an initial 12-month stay, according to reports.

Luiz moved across London as he joined the Gunners from Chelsea in the summer but had struggled to improve a porous backline in the opening months of the campaign.

The Brazil international has impressed since Mikel Arteta’s appointment in December and seems to now be settled at the Emirates Stadium.

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Paul Ince claimed in February that Luiz’s performances had improved so much that he has been playing like an “impostor” under Arteta.

However, Sky Sports now claim that the Brazilian will leave Arsenal this summer with Luiz ‘out of contract next month and no negotiations over a new deal planned.’

It was reported at the time that Luiz had signed an initial two-year deal when he joined in an £8m deal but the report claims it was actually only for a 12-month stay.

Arsenal ‘are expected to restrict spending’ this summer with but Arteta is ‘desperate to keep him’ at the club, while Luiz is ‘also keen to stay’.


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